The Regulatory Week in Review: October 9, 2015
IN THE NEWS
- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the SAFE DRONE Act, which would make it a misdemeanor offense for a recreational drone operator to fly a drone within several miles of an airport, a fire, or certain other restricted airspaces.
- Seven councilmembers introduced a bill in the Council of the District of Columbia that would provide employees working in Washington, D.C. with up to 16 weeks of paid medical and family leave—a paid leave system that has been called the “most generous in the U.S.”
- While acknowledging the importance of regulations that protect consumers and promote public interest objectives, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez cautioned regulatory boards and policymakers against imposing regulations that would “chill pro-consumer innovation” by preventing Uber, Lfyt, and other ridesharing services from competing against traditional taxicabs.
WHAT WE’RE READING THIS WEEK